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Inflammed Vein Near Uterus

A: HI Karen- Do you also get varicose veins on your legs? Do you have low back problems? Does the pain wrap around the leg? Pelvic pain is the worst! If you do have varicosities on your lower extremities ad the pain persists you might consider seeing a vascular specialist. (hopefully you are insured) Also, sometimes low back issues can manifest in the pelvic area, as can hip problems. Don''t give up, definately ask your doctor what he/she feels is causing this, or get a referral to a vascular specialist or another ob/gyn. Good Luck to you- Karen...


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Penis Soreness, Tiny veins easily inflamed

A: Unfortunately it"s hard to get an idea of what this looks like from just a verbal description.  There is no specific remedy for this in the medical literature, but you can try a dermatologist.  I would think it"s possible to eliminate spider veins in the penis just like elsewhere with a laser or other treatment.  Increased sensitivity is not easy to treat.  An anti-inflammatory like motrin or aleve may help. Also consider using a condom with or without an anesthetic cream.  This will reduce the sensation and probably help eliminate most of your discomfort.  Finally, consider a consultation with a urologist just to make sure there isn"s some other pathology....
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What Problems Can Affect Superficial veins?

A: Superficial veins are those that are close to the surface of the skin, often visible just underneath. These veins transport blood to the heart, and as they are so close to the surface, they help the body to stay cool. There are several problems that can affect superficial veins including varicose veins, spider veins, and thrombophlebitis.. Varicose veins are highly visible superficial veins that have become dilated, thickened, and twisted. They most commonly occur on the backs of legs and can be blue, red, or even flesh-toned in color. Caused when the valves that prevent the backward flow of blood become compromised,...


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swollen vein

A: Marcus, as you might imagine, for this type of problem it is not possible for me to make an exact diagnosis over the internet because of the inability to do a physical examination.  However, I shall try to help you.  This is a common question and in almost all instances, this is normal.  If the vein was inflamed, it would be tender and reddened.  As veins fill by gravity, the prominence of the vein should normally lessen when you lie down.  It it was inflamed, the swelling should persist when recumbent. In all my years of practice I have never seen an isolated disease of a penile vein. There is another condition called a  thrombosis (clot) of a penile lymphatic vessel....
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Varicose veins - How to Recognize Them and What to Do

A: Many individuals are troubled by varicose veins. Some 15 percent of the population will suffer from this condition during the course of their lives. Varicose veins are those that just below the surface and tend to look unsightly. They are caused by swollen or weakened veins just under the surface of the skin. They are also caused by veins stretching and losing elasticity as a result of aging. They are common in women from ages 30 to 60. It is not caused by pregnancy but the condition can be worse during that time. These veins are not dangerous in themselves, but are cosmetically unattractive. Symptoms The symptoms are pain or aching in the legs while standing. It...


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Thrombosed varicose vein

A: I assume the sore knot is in the area of your calf muscle. This could well be a non-functioning varicose vein or an inflamed varicose vein. A varicose vein is a large and winding blood vessel. These twisted, swollen and bulging vessels are commonly found on the insides of the legs and at the back of the calf and are visible on the surface. They form because the blood flow is too slow and the vein fills up with the excess. Another possible reason is that the valves in the vein are not working properly so the blood drops down from gravity and collects in the veins of the legs. Nearly 15% of all adults are affected. Varicose veins are more likely to occur in women than in men. Leg veins become...
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What Is Superficial Vein Thrombosis?

A: Superficial vein thrombosis is a condition in which a clot forms in one of the blood vessels close to the surface of the skin. These clots can form for a variety of reasons, from the recent use of an intravenous drip to a blood disorder that thickens the blood. Clots can be painful, and may be treated with compresses and anti-inflammatory medications. The condition is also sometimes referred to as superficial phlebitis.. Symptoms of superficial vein thrombosis include a visible red spot, which usually occurs when the vein is close to the skin. As the vein becomes inflamed and irritated, this may result in the visible red line developing down the length of the vein. The area may feel warm to the touch, and sore when under pressure. It is also not unusual for the...


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Dark veins in scrotum

A: Brent, dark purple veins on the scrotum are a common finding and is noted to varying degrees in all men.  They in themselves have no clinical significance and do not require therapy.  The veins may be more prominent after sex or after long periods of being on your feet all day secondary to the effects of gravity.  They are unrelated to work per se.  The mild discomfort in the left testicle most likely was due to some irritation from the prostate gland that resolved on its own An inflamed prostate (prostatitis) is the most common cause of testicular discomfort in the presence of an otherwise normal testicle.   Good luck....
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Artery and veins

A: Blood clots in the arteries and veins are common and these can occur due to a variety of different issues. Smoking is one of the main reasons for this type of problem. Blood clots in the pulmonary veins can be fatal, if they are not detected at an early stage. Arteries in the eye can also get blocked due to a blood clot or an atherosclerotic plaque. An inflamed blood vessel can also cause the vein to get blocked. Loss of vision is the affected eye is the main symptom of these types of blocks. They are usually painless. The vision loss can be gradual over a period of few weeks, so it is easy to detect. Hey Neha, Plaque buildup is a build up of cholesterol, which collects in your arteries. This buildup begins...


 
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